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Polish mother and son die while fleeing wildfires in Athens

Two Polish nationals, a mother and her son, have died following the wildfires raging in North-East Athens on Monday.Their bodies were found in the sea and most probably were drowned when the boat they used together with other tourist to flee the fire capsized. “They were on the boat among …

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Wildfires rage “in decreasing intensity” in Athens North, Zakynthos and Peloponnese

Greece’s Fire Service said on Wednesday it was close to containing a wildfire that is burning north-east of Athens for a fourth day as well as the wildfires on the island of Zakynthos and Ilia in South Peloponnese. According to a statement issued 2:30 pm on !6. August, the Fire …

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Greece Seeks International Aid to Combat Wildfires Near Athens

Greece sought international aid to combat the wildfires that started on Saturday, spread to an area of  20,000 acres and burnt of rural and agricultural land, several houses, professional sites and warehouses and causing dozens of residents to flee their homes in the Eastern Attica region some 30 to 50 km away from …

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Number of wildfires in Greece 22% higher since start of 2024

Greece experienced 3,543 wildfires between January 1 and May 1, a rise of 22% compared to last year’s 2,907 blazes, according to the Fire Service, which is bracing for a very difficult fire season. What is causing particular alarm is that “some of these fires displayed characteristics similar to blazes …

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More than 120,000 hectares burned in 2023 Greece wildfires

More than 120,000 hectares of land have burned across Greece in 2023 up until Wednesday according to the National Observatory of Athens’ Meteo.gr. At the same time, the European Observatory of Forest Fires noted the 2023 Greece wildfires’ burned land area is three times larger than the average annually burned …

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Turkish fighter jets infringe Athens FIR

A pair of Turkish F-16s entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) on Wednesday without having submitted a flight plan, said the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS). The fighter jets flew over the northeastern region of the Aegean and were intercepted by Greek fighter jets, per international protocols. The …

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1,470 wildfires in July burned 470,000 acres in Greece

A total of 1,470 wildfires occurred in the month of July, Civil Protection and Climate Crisis Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Tuesday. These wildfires burned 470,000 acres, the meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens said in a report evaluating the impact of the heatwave in July 2023. In …

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Zeibekiko amid wildfires cost Attica governor Patoulis ND support (video)

Ruling New Democracy officially withdrew its support to Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis on Monday morning. Ahead of the local elections in October, the press office of ND announced the deputy Defense Minister, Nikos Hardalias, as its candidate. Reason for Patoulis’ support withdrawal was a short video showing him relaxing …

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Citizens’ Protection Minister resigns after sea trip amid wildfires crisis

Minister of Citizens’ Protection Notis Mitarakis resigned early Friday afternoon, citing “personal reasons.” The Prime Minister has accepted his resignation, its the official government position, while the background is politically more juicy: “it was PM Mitsotakis who asked his resignation,” state ERT TV reported. Mitarakis’ resignation follows an article by …

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Over 23 firefighters injured during the wildfires in Greece in the last days

23 professional firefighters and three volunteers have been injured in the several wildfires that have been burning in Greece since last Sunday. 3 firefighters are hospitalized with burn injuries, while 20 remain in hospital with respiratory problems. One firefighter collapsed on Wednesday during the battle against the flames near Megara …

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Loutraki wildfire out of control: Athens-Corinth highway closed to traffic

Greek police has stopped traffic circulation on the Athens-Corinth national highway from the Agii Theodori intersection to the Epidaurus intersection, on Monday, due to wildfires southeast of the resort town of Loutraki in western Attica. Traffic has been shut down on both directions. Video: The blaze of Loutraki before the …

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High risk of wildfires in several Greece’s regions, July 15-16

With temperatures in Greece reaching over 40 degrees Celsius and a prolonged dry weather, the Civil Protection issued a wildfires hazard warning for Saturday, July 15, 2023. According to the fire hazard prediction map published by the Civil Protection Agency, five regions are considered to be at very high risk …

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